When was the last time you went into a bank to cash a cheque or make a deposit? The chances are you’ve noticed the fintech revolution without really noticing it. Using apps to manage your finances has become routine, and new and innovative fintechs like Monzo and Revolut are popping up and gathering momentum, disrupting the financial sector.
Trading and investing has undergone perhaps an even more radical transformation than consumer banking. Twenty years ago if you wanted to start investing, you had to get yourself a full-service broker who would then offer advice and invest your money for you. However, the rise of the fintechs has democratised the financial sector, making it possible for people to access trading and investment services through intuitive apps from the comfort of their living room.
It is the responsibility of trading platforms to help beginners and experienced investors to manage their appetite for risk but also better understand the markets they are investing in, general trends and themes around trading. Financial literacy is extremely important for everyone today, whether they want to become a trader or not, and fintech companies should make that a central part of their offering when developing new platforms and services.
At Capital.com we consider it an absolute priority to help our traders become more successful. We have launched Investmate – an educational app which is free to download – to help our users understand trading and improve their risk management. The app provides training for new and budding traders, allowing them to learn the basics of finance on the go. It delivers an expansive range of introductory trading courses on financial instruments, derivatives and CFDs, as well as courses on understanding the risks of trading.
It does this through educational content, including interactive courses, quizzes, and articles, aimed at teaching amateur traders about investment best-practices. The app suggests goals based on users’ trading experience and, in addition, any financial terms that are referred to in the lessons are highlighted, giving users the opportunity to click through to a more detailed description of that term.
The app has been immensely popular with our users, gathering hundreds of positive reviews across multiple platforms, and downloaded from the Apple and Android app stores thousands of times. It is clear that our Investmate app is satisfying a real demand in the trading community for engaging, entertaining and informative content, and we expect to its popularity continue to grow.
We strongly believe that providing educational materials to traders is a key part of being a responsible CFD trading provider and it’s for this reason that we decided to make education a foremost priority for our company.
There is a clear demand for more education from clients, who want to learn, study and participate in the marketsand our Investmate app enables everyone – regardless of their current knowledge – to gain valuable insights into financial terms and trends.
The Investmate app is available for smartphones and can be downloaded from the and .